If you use TikTok, you’ve probably seen that Aritzia’s melina pant is trending. They’re a more fashion-forward answer to Aritzia’s daria legging, which was a faux-leather legging that was extremely popular years ago.
A faux-leather pant is a spicier alternative to plain jeans. If you’re addicted to neutral colours like I am, it’s a great way to add more variety and texture into your closet without deviating too much from your regular colour palette.
The issue is that the melina pant is selling for $148. Even though they are this season’s “it” pants, it’s still hard to justify spending that amount of money on them. So, I found some dupes instead. The prices listed are accurate as of November 8, 2020.
Ultra High Rise Ankle Straight Jeans from Abercrombie –
Straight faux-leather pant from Simons –
If there’s one thing I refuse to do, it’s pay for shipping. You don’t have to worry about that with these pants because there’s free shipping over $50.
Faux Leather Flared Leggings from Zara – $39.90
These ones are not a true pant, but the flare at the ankles help give it the illusion that you’re not wearing leggings.
Faux Leather Pants from Zara – $59.90
What I love about these pants is that they also come in a camel and white colour which is great if you want to jump in on the faux-leather pant trend without having exactly the same look as everyone else.